US Patent No. 10,249,974

ELECTRICAL POWER CONNECTOR


Patent No. 10,249,974
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Electrical Power Connector
Inventorship Charles Copper, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Nazareth Eppley, Camp Hill, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,249,974

1. An electrical power connector comprising:an electrically insulative connector housing that includes a plurality of beams and a plurality of shrouds that each terminate at a respective distal end, the plurality of beams and the plurality of shrouds defining a mating interface configured to mate with a complementary electrical power connector along a mating direction;
a first plurality of electrical contacts supported by the connector housing, wherein at least one electrical contact of the first plurality of electrical contacts is disposed between a beam from the plurality of beams and a shroud from the plurality of shrouds; and
a second plurality of electrical contacts supported by the connector housing, wherein each electrical contact of the second plurality of electrical contacts is disposed within a shroud from the plurality of shrouds, wherein the plurality of shrouds fully surround a mating portion of respective ones of the second plurality of electrical contacts, the mating portion including a distal end and configured to mate with a complementary electrical contact;
wherein the first and second plurality of electrical contacts are arranged in a first and second row that each extend along a row direction of the connector housing, wherein each row comprises at least one of the first plurality of electrical contacts and at least one of the second plurality of electrical contacts.